To raise funds for the people suffering in Kerala floods, Rattle and Hum Music Society of Nagaland, an NGO, in collaboration, with the Nagaland Government has taken an initiative of a free-for-all concert on 24 August at the Heritage Hotel in Kohima. The State’s popular musicians namely Tetseo Sisters, Lords of Rock, Colored Keys, Ethnic Future and Rattle & Hum Band will be performing at the concert.
Neingulie Nakhro, executive member, Rattle and Hum Music Society of Nagaland said it is an effort to complement the efforts the Nagaland government is making for Kerala. While the concert is free, there will be donation boxes, kiosks and booths where people can contribute. All the musicians as well as anyone who is even remotely involved in this concert—the venue, the sound and light people etc—have not charged a single rupee.
Meghalaya, too, is hosting a ‘friendship jam’ to raise money for Kerala. MOX–Movement of Expression is organising the event in Shillong’s Mellow Mood Café on August 25 . The evening will feature Shillong-based artistes such as Banrap Lyngdoh, Shank Jay and MOKSH, Kingdom Culture, etc.
Meanwhile in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district, a group of students from the Newman School Neotan performed a ‘flash mob’ of sorts in the middle of a market on the morning of August 22 to raise funds. Reportedly many came forward to donate money. The students are planning similar performances in other parts of the State too.
Till now, Manipur has donated a sum of Rs 2 crores, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have announced Rs 3 crore, Tripura and Nagaland governments have donated Rs 1 crore as financial relief for Kerala.